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UK Universities Struggling to Deal With Exam Cheats

by Rajashri on September 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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 UK Universities Struggling to Deal With Exam Cheats

The London Metropolitan University has seen a rise in the number of exam cheats as compared to 73 other universities in the UK. The LMU released the figures under the Freedom of Information Act.

According to the figures, 65 students there were caught cheating in formal exams in the 2006-07 academic year and 801 plagiarists, than any other universities giving information


The second spot went to Westminster University, with 39 exam cheats, reports Times Online.

UK's South Bank University landed the third spot with 35 students caught for offences, including talking in a foreign language before the end of an exam.

The investigation revealed that overall 614 students were caught cheating in the universities.

Seventeen students were found guilty of plagiarism at the University of Oxford.

A student from Manchester Metropolitan University was caught with 30 pencils, all of which had notes written on the side.

A Robert Gordon University student in Scotland had received a warning for bribery after the person was caught having posted a request for help on a website.

Source: ANI


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